Gold Ring with a Fortuna Intaglio of Carnelian

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Gold, Carnelian
Dimensions: 1.6 cm in diameter
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 3317
Provenance: Parisian private collection A., acquired in a French auction house. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Gold ring of a child of thick gold sheet with a massive gold setting framed by four small gold beads. In the setting is a Carnelian gem depicting a standing Fortuna, the goddess of fortune facing with her head to the right. In her right hand she holds the horn of plenty (cornucopia) promising abundance, in her left the ship's rudder (gubernaculum) setting the direction of life.